Judge Says Drew Peterson Wrongful Death Case Can Continue

Peterson was convicted in 2012 of killing Kathleen Savio

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    The former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant was found guilty in September of murdering Savio. He lost a bid earlier Thursday for a new trial. Kim Vatis reports. (Published Thursday, Feb 21, 2013)

    A Will County judge is allowing a wrongful death case against former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson to go forward.

    Circuit Court Judge Michael Powers is denying a motion for summary judgment in the case, which came after family members of Peterson's third wife asked for a ruling in the case without a trial.

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    The former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant was found guilty in September of murdering Savio. He lost a bid earlier Thursday for a new trial. Kim Vatis reports. (Published Thursday, Feb 21, 2013)

    Powers set a status hearing in the case for Oct. 24.

    The 59-year-old Peterson was convicted in 2012 of killing Kathleen Savio as they were finalizing a divorce in 2004. Peterson was sentenced in February to 38 years in prison.